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Mama Turns 100 (1979)
"Mamá cumple 100 años" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  September 1988 (USA)
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Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »

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Ana
Amparo Muñoz ...
Natalia
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Fernando (as Fernando Fernan Gomez)
Norman Briski ...
Antonio (as Norman Brisky)
Rafaela Aparicio ...
Mamá
Charo Soriano ...
Luchi
José Vivó ...
Juan (as Jose Vivo)
Ángeles Torres ...
Carlota (as Angeles Torres)
Elisa Nandi ...
Victoria
Rita Maiden ...
Solange
Monique Ciron ...
Anny
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Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In their reunion, she finds that Jose died three years ago; Juan left his wife Luchy; Fernando is still living with his mother and unsuccessfully trying to fly a hang glider; and the three little girls are grown-up. Further, she discovers that the dysfunctional family is completely broken, and Luchy in embezzling mother's money. When Juan arrives for the celebration, he plots with Fernando and Luchy to kill the mother to get the inheritance. Meanwhile, Antonio has a brief affair with Natalia. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Surrealistic Dark Comedy
19 July 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ana (Geraldine Chaplin) is alive and married with Antonio (Norman Briski); they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch (Rafaela Aparicio). In their reunion, she finds that Jose died three years ago; Juan (José Vivó) left his wife Luchy (Charo Soriano); Fernando (Fernando Fernán Gómez) is still living with his mother and unsuccessfully trying to fly a hang glider; and the three little girls are grown-up. Further, she discovers that the dysfunctional family is completely broken, and Luchy in embezzling mother's money. When Juan arrives for the celebration, he plots with Fernando and Luchy to kill the mother to get the inheritance. Meanwhile, Antonio has a brief affair with Natalia (Amparo Muñoz).

"Mamá Cumple Cien Años" is a surrealistic dark comedy that uses the characters of "Ana y los Lobos" and Antonio from "Elisa, Vida Mía". Again, Carlos Saura uses a political allegory with his characters: the omnipresent and omnipotent mother is still the old Spain; however, the children have grown, Lucy becomes a greedy woman and Juan is gone. Further, she is betrayed by her beloved sons. There are certainly many other political elements for those familiarized with the Spanish history. The beauty of the former Miss Spain (1973) and Miss Universe (1974) Amparo Muñoz is astonishing. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Mamãe Faz 100 Anos" ("Mother is 100 Year Old")


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